Postgraduate Research Supervision Programme: SEDA Professional Development Framework

All supervisors who are new to doctoral supervision are required to attend this programme.

The ExPERT Academy is pleased to announce the second edition of the Postgraduate Research Supervision programme. This programme is designed to offer you the opportunity to challenge your understanding of what it means to be a supervisor in the 21st century; to think about your role as a supervisor; to examine how students learn; to rethink your approaches to supervision, and to share experiences and practices with your peers in the programme. It will be a space for scholarly discussions with a focus on the supervisor as a mentor.

This programme is accredited by the Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA) and has been designed at level 7.

The mode of delivery for this programme is blended-learning, which means you will engage with some distance learning activities throughout the programme. The completion of the distance learning activities and participation in the four face-to-face sessions are mandatory to successfully complete the programme. The Programme will run between September and December 2019.

The four face-to-face sessions are scheduled for:

25th March (13h-16.30h)
22nd April (13h-16.30h)
20th May (13h-16.30h)
1st July (13h-16.30h)

Registration is available here.

Please contact Dr Isabel Huet ( for more information.


CPD for supervisors of doctoral research students

The Graduate School offers CPD seminars for potential doctoral supervisors and doctoral supervisors with a range of supervision experience.   The seminars provide support and networking opportunities and are advertised via CPD at UWL .  Supervisors of doctoral students are required to attend at least two doctoral supervisor seminars each academic year